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Accession Number: 04-007


Jean Murray Cole copy photographs research collection. -- ca. 1957-1978. -- ca. 90 images.

Biography / History

Jean Murray Cole was born in 1927. She and her husband, A.O.C. Cole, shared the editorialship of a number of books including The Illustrated Historical Atlas of Peterborough (1975) and Kawartha Heritage (1981). Jean Murray Cole is a former journalist and has published a number of historical texts concerning Peterborough and area. Her major publications include Exile in Wilderness (1979), The Loon Calls: A History of the Township of Chandos (1989), and South Monaghan: The Garden of Eden (1998). Jean is an active member of the Friends of the Bata Library and has been a long-standing member of the Peterborough Historical Society. Jean is also president of the Ontario Historical Society.

Custodial History

Copy photographs were loaned temporarily to Trent University Archives by Jean Murray Cole, where photocopies/scans were made to create a reference collection.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of photocopies and scans of copy photographs relating primarily to Curve Lake, Ontario. Subjects include people, scenery, and buildings. Information on some of the images indicates that the originals date ca. 1890 to ca. 1978.


Title based on the contents of the collection.
This collection was photocopied by Archives staff from copy photographs on loan from Jean Murray Cole.
Originals are located at the Archives of Ontario, The Roy Studio, and with various photographers.
Restrictions: Images may not be reproduced in any manner without consent of the copyright holder.
For related records see: 99-1000 and 03-009.
This collection is to be used for reference purposes only.


Box 1


1. Curve Lake photographs, most of which were taken by The Roy Studio, Peterborough, Ontario. Subjects include Bill Whetung (1957), Ray McCarron (1957), Marilyn Peacock (ca. 1957), Chemong Indian United Church, Chieftan Elsie Knott ([1978]), beadwork items, Tribal Chief Jos. Whetung (ca.1920), Rev. John Sunday, Chief Big Canoe (Lake Simcoe) (ca. 1890), The Indian Village (Chemong), Merritt Taylor and James McCue, Rice Lake rice processing, Tom Quinquish, Chief Dan Whetung, Muriel and Laura and Bill Taylor, Great Grand Indian Council (1926), soccer team including George Coppaway, Noah Taylor, Willie Whetung, Ben Taylor, John Knott, George Taylor, Henry Taylor, Eddie Taylor, Dan Whetung, Tom Taylor, Jim Bear, Jack Jacob, maple syrup production in the woods, Curve Lake Base Ball Club, Mississauga Band, plus unidentified. (Photocopies Only)

2. Unidentified photographs of pupils [high school age] in class at Curve Lake; one person is identified as Mrs. Dorothy Jacobs [teacher]; photographer unidentified, n.d. (Photocopies Only)

3. Curve Lake photographs. Subjects include woman in native dress standing beside a canoe, unidentified baby, photo with inscription "Bell Whetung, Grandmother Fran Klein (nee Esther Hill)," headdress and spear displays. (Photocopies only)

4. Curve Lake photographs (Scanned Images Only).
Subjects include:
Whetung Ojibwa centre/store
Community hall, barn, café/store, church
Evening baseball, 1967
Mouth of inlet, N.W. of school
Log house
Boys on top of car
Government of Canada, Mud Lake, [ ] School